"Desert Island" CDs

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Dave Siff, Aug 30, 2000.

  1. OK, I combed through the archives and couldn't find a thread like this, so just let me know if it's been done before.
    Here's the situation: you're going to be marooned on a desert island for some reason (what the heck is a "desert island" anyway??) You have a boom box with batteries that will never go dead. You're allowed 5 CDs.. that's it. For the rest of your days. What do you bring?
    I would take:
    1) The Minutemen, "Double Nickels on the Dime"
    2) Rush, "Hemispheres"
    3) Bill Evans Trio, "Sunday at the Village Vanguard"
    4) Green Day, "1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours"
    5) Led Zeppelin, "Physical Graffiti"
  2. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX

    Powerslave - Iron Maiden
    Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
    Men At Work - Cargo
    Into the Pandemonium - Celtic Frost
    Reign in Blood - SLayer

    My mind will change as soon as I click submit.
  3. Sean.. right on with Celtic Frost!! Damn, I forgot about them. I'm surprised no one named their cover of "Mexican Radio" in that "favorite covers" thread. What a trip.
  4. Scottzo


    Jan 20, 2000
    Jaco Pastorious: Birthday Concert
    Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Outbound
    Zeppilin: Physical Griffiti
    Coltrane: Giant Steps
    Beatles: White Album

  5. Weather Report - Heavy Weather (couldn't go on without being able to cue up "A Remark You Made" every now & then...)

    Beatles - Abbey Road

    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

    Phish - Billy Breathes

    John McGlaughlin Trio - Live at the Royal Festival Hall

    Rush - Presto

    King's X - Ear Candy

    Spock's Beard - The Kindness of Strangers

    Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny - Beyond the Missouri Sky

    John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - (Self titled)

    Oops! I did 10! Can I be on 2 different islands? Pleeese???

  6. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    This is subject to change....:)

    Bill Evans Trio...Sunday at the Village Vanguard
    Miles Davis...Kind of Blue
    Cream...Wheels of Fire
    Patrick O'Hearn...Metaphor
    Tangerine Dream...Poland
  7. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I'm not even sure that all of these are on CD, but if I had to go in a hurry, without thinking about it.....

    The Beatles - 1962-1966
    King Crimson - Lark's Tongue in Aspic
    Sharks - First Water
    Ian Hunter - Ian Hunter
    Hughes/Thrall - Hughes/Thrall

    But, being in a hurry, these might accidentally fall in the bag....

    Wishbone Ash - New England
    Alice Cooper - School's Out
    Utopia - Network
  8. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Yes - Yessongs
    Spocks Beard - Live at the Whiskey
    ALL - Pummel
    Bella Fleck & the Flecktones - Live Art
    Transatlantic - SMPTE
  9. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    This was a tough decision:

    1: Little Feat, Feets don't fail me now
    2: Rush, 2112
    3: Atlanta Rythym Section, Best of
    4: Infectious Grooves, The Plague that shakes your booty
    5: Bob Marley, Legend

  10. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    1. Poi Dog Pondering : Pommegranete
    2. Seal: Seal (his first album)
    3. Camper van Beethoven : Key Lime Pie
    4. Galactic: Late for the Future
    5. Portishead: Dummy

    other that might slip in:
    Victor Wooten: A Show of Hands
    Art of Noise: Seduction of Debussy
    Red Hot Chili Peppers: One Hot Minute
    Cracker: The Golden Age
    Miles Davis: Bitches Brew

  11. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    1. rush - moving pictures or exit stage left - can't live without camera eye/ can't live without xanadu...
    2. iron maiden - live after death or killers
    3. yngwie malmsteen - rising force
    4. megadeth - rust in peace
    5. anekdoten - vemod (swedish band that is excellent, EXCELLENT!!! - check out their website - http://home2.swipnet.se/~w-25753/anekdoten/ )

    wow, what about, dropping in at the last minute...

    frank zappa, you can't do that on stage anymore vol. 1 or 3

    yes - tales of topographic oceans/keys 1 &/or 2

    [Edited by john turner on 09-09-2000 at 04:20 PM]
  12. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Tough to just take 5!!!

    1. Iron Maiden- Live After Death
    2. Incubus- Make Yourself
    3. RHCP- Blood Sugar Sex Magic
    4. Metalica- Master of Puppets
    5. Led Zepplin - Zepplin I(first album) but it has to be on vinyl!!!
  13. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
    Blur - Blur
    Moby - Play
    Enigma - Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!

    However while thinking of this, I know of others:

    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    Smashing Pumpkins - The Aeroplane Flies High
    (That is probably cheating because it's five CDs :))
    Baz Luhrmann - Something for Everybody
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Depeche Mode - The Singles 86>98
    Blur - 13

    [Shoot], maybe I should just bring my entire CD collection. Except how in the [heck] to do transport it to an island.

    Derek Power

    P.S. My CD collection will probably deny me a million dollars and some new friends (if I was on Survivor! :))
  14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
    Allman Bros. Band - Live at the Filmore East
    Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
    Beethoven - Symphony No. 9
  15. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Today's picks.....:)

    Jack Bruce...Songs for a Tailor
    Willie Dixon...I am the Blues
    Albert King...King of the Blues Guitar
    BB King...Completely Well
    Johnny Winter...White Hot Blues
  16. If we´d all go to the same island with 5 cd´s each then we could just borrow from each and other.. :D

    5 cd´s?? that´s hard!

    I´d just take a boom box that can play mp3 cd´s and take 5 cd´s overflown with mp3´s... :) (I´m not breaking rules, am I?) :)

  17. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Top 5 - at the moment...

    1. Lacuna Coil - In A Reverie
    2. Damn The Machine - Damn The Machine
    3. Galactic Cowboys - Let It Go
    4. Drain - Horror Wrestling (call themselves Drain STH in the U.S. now, I think)
    5. Victor Wooten - A Show Of Hands